Colts safety Julian Blackmon will make sure everyone knows his name
Indianapolis Colts safety, Julian Blackmon, is tired of people calling him the wrong name and he is going to fix that.
The Indianapolis Colts have plenty of young talented players on their roster. One of those names with a bright future is safety Julian Blackmon.
Blackmon was drafted in the third round of the 2020 draft and became an immediate impact player on the Colts’ defense. However, despite Blackmon’s early production, there’s been a reoccurring issue that he has faced.
People often refer to him as Justin Blackmon instead of his actual name: Julian Blackmon. After the latest incident of this happening, Julian took to Twitter to express his frustrations.
Julian Blackmon is tired of being called Justin
In a segment on “The Pat McAfee Show,” the hosts were discussing the possibility of Tyrann Mathieu joining the Colts and began naming the different Indianapolis defenders he would join.
When alluding to Julian, one of the hosts said, Justin Blackmon. Julian responded with the GIF and also changed his Twitter name to “Not Justin Blackmon.”
The confusion comes from former NFL player, and one of the greatest college football receivers ever, Justin Blackmon. This Blackmon had a storied career at Oklahoma State before going No. 5 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012 where he had a short stint in the NFL.
Now, with Julian Blackmon coming along, the same last name, along with a first name starting with J, has caused a lot of people to make this mistake.
In addition to changing his Twitter name, Julian Blackmon said the solution may just be making more plays. If that happens, then his actual name can be a household name and there will be no more confusion.
Julian Blackmon will make more plays for Colts
More plays are something that will definitely be welcomed by Indianapolis. The young safety didn’t have a problem making plays through his first season and a half but then he went down with an Achilles injury last season.
Blackmon has been improving and is poised to make his return to the starting lineup next season for the Colts. With him on the field, Indy’s defense is an even better unit.
He flies around the field, coming downhill to make big tackles and also moving through the secondary to defend the pass. The Colts are hoping Blackmon can return and stay healthy so that he can make the plays that will ensure everyone knows his name.